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First modern monolingual dictionary of Cambodian language revised in the latest edition by Khmer lexicographer Chhuon Nath (1883-1969).   
Topics: Khmer, Cambodian language, dictionary
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Mar 11, 2020 Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer
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The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system.   Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for...
Topics: inequality, capital, ideology, economics
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In the years immediately after its publication,  The Politics of Nonviolent Action  opened a new way of thinking about nonviolence, which had previously been dominated by Gandhian perspectives. Instead of focusing on the ethics of action, Sharp offered an approach that was potentially broader in its appeal. People had been using methods of nonviolent action for centuries, and there had been quite a number of significant campaigns. Sharp provided a different way of thinking about this action,...
Topics: nonviolence, nonviolent action, political power, civil disobedience, civil resistance, protest,...
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Sep 19, 2019 Edward O. Wilson
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When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. The controversy surrounding the book's publication--and surrounding its central claim that human social behavior has a biological foundation--reverberates to this day. In the introduction to this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, Edward O. Wilson shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience over the past quarter of a century has...
Topics: sociobiology, biology, human nature, animal behavior, nature versus nurture
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Following his best selling, Pulitzer Prize nominated book On Killing, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, with Loren W. Christensen, present On Combat, a ground-breaking examination of what it takes to perform, cope and survive in the toxicity of deadly combat as a soldier in a foreign land, and a police officer in the mean streets of urban America. Written by two warriors who have been there and done that, On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle — the impact...
Topics: bulletproof mind, law enforcement, soldier, war, combat, military, killing, psychology
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Sep 9, 2019 Esther Vilar
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The book argues that, contrary to common  feminist  and  women's rights  rhetoric, women in industrialized cultures are not oppressed, but rather exploit a well-established system of manipulating men. Vilar writes, "Men have been trained and conditioned by women, not unlike the way Pavlov conditioned his dogs, into becoming their slaves. As compensation for their labours men are given periodic use of a woman's vagina." The book contends that young boys are encouraged to associate...
Topics: man, woman, gender, feminism, misogyny
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The work of Professor George Coedes needs no introduction to students of the early history of Southeast Asia; for he, more than any other single individual, is responsible for its definition as a field of study, as well as for some extremely rich furrows he has plowed across it. His numerous contributions to the detailed study of specific problems, especially of Angkor, Dvaravati, and Srivijaya, are readily apparent in the listing of his articles in the Festschrift published as a double number...
Topics: Southeast Asia, history, indianization, Cambodia
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Women's employment is one of the most widely-discussed and often-misunderstood issues of modern society. Are women today oppressed, or do they have the best of both worlds? Do women have to go out to work to gain equality with men, or do they already do more than their share of domestic work, caring work and voluntary work as well as work in the informal economy? Do women seek careers on the same terms as men, or are they content to be dependent wives or secondary earners taking jobs on a...
Topics: women, employment, sex discrimination, feminism, sociology, social anthropology
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This book is built upon a series of critical encounteres with major figures in classical and present-day social and political thought. The volume offers not only a challenging critique of major traditions of social and political analysis, but unique insights into the ideas which Anthony Giddens has developed over the past two decades. The volume includes discussions of politics and sociology in the thought of Max Weber, together with analyses of Durkheim's politlcal sociology and his...
Topics: sociology, social theory, politics
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May 2, 2019 Abraham Maslow
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Abstract After listing the propositions that must be considered as basic, the author formulates a theory of human motivation in line with these propositions and with the known facts derived from observation and experiment. There are 5 sets of goals (basic needs) which are related to each other and are arranged in a hierarchy of prepotency. When the most prepotent goal is realized, the next higher need emerges. "Thus man is a perpetually wanting animal." Thwarting, actual or imminent,...
Topics: psychology, hierarchy of needs, basic needs
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Apr 21, 2019 James S. Coleman
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Combining principles of individual rational choice with a sociological conception of collective action, James Coleman recasts social theory in a bold new way. The result is a landmark in sociological theory, capable of describing both stability and change in social systems. This book provides for the first time a sound theoretical foundation for linking the behavior of individuals to organizational behavior and then to society as a whole. The power of the theory is especially apparent when...
Topics: sociology, social science, social theory, rational choice theory, social capital
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The 36 Stratagems is a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics and in war, as well as in civilian life, often through unorthodox means. Approximately 300 years ago an unknown scholar compiled the stratagems, a strangely seductive meditation on deception. The stratagems are ordered in categories according to your current position. 'Advantageous Stratagems', 'Opportunistic Stratagems' and 'Attacking Stratagems' are used when you are in a winning situation....
Topics: strategy, classics, the art of war, Chinese classics, military science, politics
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Feb 9, 2019 William Julius Wilson
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Wilson, one of our foremost authorities on race and poverty, challenges decades of liberal and conservative pieties to look squarely at the devastating effects that joblessness has had on our urban ghettos. Marshaling a vast array of data and the personal stories of hundreds of men and women, Wilson persuasively argues that problems endemic to America's inner cities--from fatherless households to drugs and violent crime--stem directly from the disappearance of blue-collar jobs in the wake of a...
Topics: unemployment, joblessness, poverty, sociology, social science
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Peter L. Berger is arguably the best-known American sociologist living today. Since the 1960s he has been publishing books on many facets of the American social scene, and several are now considered classics. So it may be hard to believe Professor Berger's description of himself as an "accidental sociologist." But that in fact accurately describes how he stumbled into sociology. In this witty, intellectually stimulating memoir, Berger explains not only how he became a social...
Topics: autobiography, biography, sociology
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By the national bestselling author of The War on Cops: a provocative account of the erosion of humanities and the rise of intolerance The American university is in crisis and taking the rest of society with it. Toxic ideas promulgated by higher education are undermining the classical values of the humanities, fueling intolerance, and widening, rather than healing divisions, and rapidly infecting our larger culture. Students emerge into the world believing that human beings are defined by their...
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In the years leading up to the First World War, the United Kingdom was subjected to a ferocious campaign of bombing and arson. Those conducting this terrorist offensive were members of the Women's Social and Political Union; better known as the suffragettes. 

 The targets for their attacks ranged from St Paul's Cathedral and the Bank of England in London to theatres and churches in Ireland. The violence, which included several attempted assassinations, culminated in June 1914 with an...
Topics: suffragette, suffrage, women's suffrage, feminism, history
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A lifetime of activist experience informs this playbook for building and conducting nonviolent direct action campaigns.  Beginning as a trainer in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, George Lakey has been on the front lines of social change for decades.  Now, in this timely and down-to-earth guide, he passes the torch to a new generation of activists hitting the streets. He looks to successful campaigns across the world to help us see what has worked and what hasn't: from choosing the...
Topics: activism, democracy, nonviolence, social movement, civil resistance, direct action
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Jan 1, 2019 Martin Van Creveld
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All over the Western world gaps between rich and poor are widening-or the headlines say. Nobody has done more to spread this view than the French economic historian Thomas Piketty, whose best-selling volume, Capital in the Twentieth Century, not only documents the process but represents one long call for reducing the gaps so as to create a more equal society. But what is equality? Who invented the idea, when, where, and why? How did it develop, grow, mature, and interact with other ideas? How...
Topics: equality, inequality, gap
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Dec 11, 2018 Narayana, A. N. D. Haksar
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The ever-popular Book of Good Counsels from ancient India. One of the best-known Sanskrit classics, Narayana's Hitopadesa is a fascinating collection of animal and human fables augmented with polished verse epigrams and gnomic stanzas, many of which have become proverbial. This satirical, often irreverent and sometimes ribald text has been popular for centuries as a compendium of worldly advice on matters ranging from statesmanship and detailed battle plans to personal conduct and marital...
Topics: fable, classics, sanskrit, literature
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Nov 9, 2018 Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg, Tom Pyszczynski
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A transformative, fascinating theory—based on robust and groundbreaking experimental research—reveals how our unconscious fear of death powers almost everything we do, shining a light on the hidden motives that drive human behavior   More than one hundred years ago, the American philosopher William James dubbed the knowledge that we must die “the worm at the core” of the human condition. In 1974, cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker won the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Denial of...
Topics: psychology, death
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Sep 6, 2018 Martin van Creveld
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Ever since Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique back in 1963, all of us have been told that women are discriminated against, oppressed, exploited, and abused by men. The barrage of accusations is intense, relentless, and seems to have neither beginning nor end. But are the charges true? Do women really have a worse time of it than men? This volume, one of the very few in any language, takes on these questions head on. Roaming far and wide, it examines many aspects of the problem as it...
Topics: gender, history, women, men, anti-feminism, feminism, gender role
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Aug 26, 2018 Leonard Sax
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Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn't think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends. It's hard to cling to that belief today. An avalanche of research over the past twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically...
Topics: family & relationships, gender, psychology
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Jul 11, 2018 John Horgan
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War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That's how the argument goes. But longtime  Scientific American  writer John Horgan disagrees. Applying the scientific method to war leads Horgan to a radical conclusion: biologically speaking, we are just as likely to be peaceful as violent. War is not preordained, and furthermore, it should be thought of as a solvable, scientific problem—like curing cancer. But war and cancer differ in at least one crucial way: whereas cancer...
Topics: social science, war, civil war, human nature, violence
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Jul 9, 2018 Warren Farrell
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Recently, many books, including Fire in the Belly and Iron John, have attempted to explore the topic of men's lives. Featuring a new foreword, Farrell's classic book ventures into this terrain, powerfully continuing to tell the truth about men.
Topics: Social Science, psychology, men, masculinity, gender, gender studies
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Jul 8, 2018 Joan Garrod and Tony Lawson
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This reference is designed to give the reader a sound introduction to the debates and issues in which sociologists engage. Key concepts in areas such as social stratification, crime and deviance, culture and identity, mass media, power and politics, and religion are defined and explained. Each entry begins with a one-sentence definition and goes on to provide illustrative examples of the concept or an introduction to the major points in support or criticism of it. The length of the entry...
Topics: sociology, dictionary, lexicon
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Jul 7, 2018 Raymond Aron
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Peace and War by Raymond Aron is one of the greatest books ever written on international relations. Aron's starting point is the state of nature that exists between nations, a condition that differs essentially from the civil state that holds within political communities. Ever keeping this brute fact about the life of nations in mind and ranging widely over political history and many disciplines, Aron develops the essential analytical tools to enable us to think clearly about the stakes and...
Topics: international relations, political science, war, peace
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An unsettling report from two economists on how new competitive forces are impacting Americans' social, business, and ethical lives. According to the Frank (Cornell Univ.; Passions Within Reason, 1988) and Cook (Duke Univ.), winner-take-all markets have two major characteristics: reward by relative rather than absolute performance and concentration of rewards in the hands of few top performers. In other words, these markets have rewarded winners disproportionately compared with runners-up,...
Topics: inequality, income, politics, America, political science, business
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Raymond Aron was a French political scientist, economist, and philosopher who was several times a visiting professor in the United States. He commented regularly and influentially on social and political topics and current issues in the conservative French newspaper Le Figaro, in books and on radio, and as a teacher at L'ecole pratique des hautes etudes, in Paris. Because of his consistent opposition to Marxism and his admiration and respect for the United States, Aron was perhaps not so highly...
Topics: philosophy, history, sociology
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Jul 3, 2018 Raymond Aron
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Raymond Aron's 1955 masterpiece The Opium of the Intellectuals, is one of the great works of twentieth- century political reflection. Aron shows how noble ideas can slide into the tyranny of "secular religion" and emphasizes how political thought has the profound responsibility of telling the truth about social and political reality-in all its mundane imperfections and tragic complexities. Aron explodes the three "myths" of radical thought: the Left, the Revolution, and the...
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From one of the world's best-known development economists--an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West's efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world  In his previous book,  The Elusive Quest for Growth , William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western organizations to mitigate global poverty, and he was promptly fired by his then-employer, the World Bank.  The White Man's Burden  is his widely anticipated counterpunch--a brilliant and blistering...
Topics: aid, economic development, poverty, economics
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Jun 30, 2018 Emile Durkheim
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Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) was one of the founders of modern sociology. "Ethics and the Sociology of Morals" (La science positive de la morale en Allemagne) laid the foundation for Durkheim's future work. More than a review of current thought, it was a proclamation that ethics needed to be liberated from its philosophical bondage and developed as a distinct branch of sociology. Written when Durkheim was charting the course of his own research, it provides a unique key to the...
Topics: sociology, morality, ethics, social science
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Jun 29, 2018 Dale Carnegie
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The Unknown Lincoln is a biography on Abraham Lincoln, written in 1932 by Dale Carnegie. The book offers an inspiring glimpse into Lincoln's legendary life: the hardships of his early years, the difficulties of his White House days, his tragicomic marriage, and the war with the South.
Topics: biography, the president of united state, America
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The well-documented horrors of extreme poverty around the world have created a moral imperative that people have responded to in their millions. Yet the poverty persists. At a time of unprecedented global prosperity, children are starving to death. Are we not being generous enough? Or is the problem somehow insoluble, an inevitable outcome of historical circumstance? In this provocative and compelling book, Dambisa Moyo argues that the most important challenge we face today is to destroy the...
Topics: economics, economic development, aid, poverty, Africa, third world
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No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu’s   Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky,...
Topics: social class, sociology, social science
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Jun 26, 2018 Lester R. Kurtz and Lee A. Smithey
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Political repression often paradoxically fuels popular movements rather than undermining resistance. When authorities respond to strategic nonviolent action with intimidation, coercion, and violence, they often undercut their own legitimacy, precipitating significant reforms or even governmental overthrow. Brutal repression of a movement is often a turning point in its history: Bloody Sunday in the March to Selma led to the passage of civil rights legislation by the US Congress, and the...
Topics: nonviolence, nonviolent action, nonviolent movement, social movement, repression, backfire,...
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Jun 25, 2018 Michel Foucault
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Postmodern theorist Michel Foucault is best known for his work on "power/ knowledge," and on the regulation of sexuality in modern society. Yet throughout his life, Foucault was continually concerned with Christianity, other spiritual movements and religious traditions, and the death of God, and these themes and materials scattered are throughout his many writings. Religion and Culture  collects for the first time this important thinker's work on religion, religious experience, and...
Topics: religion, culture, structuralism, post-structuralism, postmodernism, philosophy
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Jun 24, 2018 Pierre Bourdieu
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Originally published as “Okonomisches Kapital, kulturelles Kapital, soziales Kapital,” in Soziale Ungleichheiten (Soziale Welt, Sonderheft 2), edited by Reinhard Kreckel. Goettingen: Otto Schartz & Co., 1983, pp. 183–98. translated by Richard Nice as “The Forms of Capital,” chapter 9 in John G. Richardson (ed.), Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education (Greenwood Press, Westport, CN, 1986).      
Topics: capital, cultural capital, social capital, symbolic capital, sociology, social theory, social...
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Jun 23, 2018 Pierre Bourdieu
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Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002) was one of the most influential social scientists of the twentieth century. A professor of sociology at the Collège de France, he is the author of thirty-six books, including Distinction, named one of the twentieth century’s ten most important works of sociology.
Topics: capitalism, Algeria, sociology, history, ethnography, economy, anthropology
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Jun 22, 2018 Michel Foucault
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«C'est, en principe, une histoire de la folie qu'on enferme, du Moyen Âge au XIX e  siècle ; c'est, plus profondément, à travers l'étude de cette structure qu'est l'internement, une tentative pour établir un dialogue entre folie et déraison ; c'est enfin une esquisse de ce que pourrait être "une histoire des limites - de ces gestes obscurs, nécessairement oubliés dès qu'accomplis, par lesquels une culture rejette quelque chose qui sera pour elle l'Extérieur.» Maurice...
Topics: madness, psychology, philosophy, postmodernism, post-structuralism, mental illness, psychiatry
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Jun 21, 2018 Michel Foucault
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Archéologie  : mot dangereux puisqu'il semble évoquer des traces tombées hors du temps et figées maintenant dans leur mutisme. En fait, il s'agit pour Michel Foucault de décrire des  discours . Non point des livres (dans leur rapport à leur auteur), non point des théories (avec leurs structures et leur cohérence), mais ces ensembles à la fois familiers et énigmatiques qui, à travers le temps, se donnent comme  la  médecine, ou  l' économie politique, ou  la  biologie. Ces...
Topics: structuralism, archéologie, philosophy, postmodernism
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Jun 17, 2018 Warren Farrell
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The way the sexual revolution and the women's movement has affected women has been well documented in the last two decades. But what have these movements done to men? For 20 years, over 100,000 men and women have experienced the other sex's point of view in Dr. Farrell's workshops. As a result, he has new theories about the reasons love, intimacy and commitment mean different things to women and men; what makes people successful at the office but unsuccessful at home; when a discussion between...
Topics: psychology of gender, men, men's issues, male, men's right, gender, psychology
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This book offers a new analysis of the works of the three authors who have contributed most to establishing the basic framework of contemporary sociology. Recent scholarship has illuminated important aspects of the ideas of Marx, Durkheim and Weber, but has also given rise to a variety of divergent interpretations of their writings. One of the main objectives of Capitalism and Modern Social Theory is to dispel some of the obscurities and misunderstandings which have resulted. The first three...
Topics: capitalism, social theory, Marx, Durkheim, Weber
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Jun 10, 2018 Anthony Giddens
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In this book Anthony Giddens addresses a range of issues concerning current developments in social theory, relating them to the prospects for sociology in the closing decades of the twentieth century.Composed of closely integrated papers, all written over the past few years, the book includes seven essays not previously published, plus two have not appeared in English before.In assessing the likely future evolution of sociology in particular, and the social sciences in general, the author both...
Topics: sociology, social theory, social science
Philosophy professor Christina Sommers has exposed a disturbing development: how a group of zealots, claiming to speak for all women, are promoting a dangerous new agenda that threatens our most cherished ideals and sets women against men in all spheres of life. In case after case, Sommers shows how these extremists have propped up their arguments with highly questionable but well-funded research, presenting inflammatory and often inaccurate information and stifling any semblance of free and...
Topics: gender, woman, man, feminism, woman's movement
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May 14, 2018 John Kenneth Galbraith
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With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of what economic security means in  The Affluent Society . Warning against individual and societal complacence about economic inequity, he offers an economic model for investing in public wealth that challenges “conventional wisdom” (a phrase he coined that has since entered our vernacular) about the long-term value of a production-based economy and the true nature of poverty. Both...
Topics: business & economics, affluence, wealth, public sector, private sector
Many scholarly works have claimed that Khmer society was organized along matrilineal principles, sometimes conflated with the notion that Cambodia was matriarchal in some distant past time. This article reviews the history of conceptualizations of Khmer kinship and argues that such notions were the products of a particular academic paradigm and specific anthropological models of human evolution. It situates these notions within two key debates in the study of Khmer history: arguments over the...
Topics: matriliny, matriarchy, kinship, anthropology, Cambodia, Khmer
The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In  The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal...
Topics: Business & Economics, inequality, economic development, poverty
The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatization of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been uniformly successful in solving common pool resource problems. After critiquing the foundations of policy analysis as applied to natural resources, Elinor Ostrom here provides a unique body of empirical data to explore conditions under which common pool...
Topics: institution, new institutional economics, institutional economics, economic governance, political...
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"The hour of capitalism's greatest triumph," writes Hernando de Soto, "is, in the eyes of four-fifths of humanity, its hour of crisis." In The Mystery of Capital, the world-famous Peruvian economist takes up the question that, more than any other, is central to one of the most crucial problems the world faces today: Why do some countries succeed at capitalism while others fail?In strong opposition to the popular view that success is determined by cultural differences, de...
Topics: Business & Economics, economic development, poverty, developing country, capital, property...
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Apr 4, 2018 Zhuge Liang
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Composed by two prominent statesmen-generals of classical China, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic,  The Art of War  , into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. The great leaders of ancient China who were trained in Sun Tzu's principles understood how war is waged successfully, both materially and mentally, and how victory and defeat follow clear social, psychological, and environmental laws. Drawing on episodes from the panorama of Chinese history, ...
Topics: art of war, strategy, military, war, general, classic
A Summary Global poverty has been falling for decades, but a few countries which are caught in four distinct traps (such as the resource curse) are falling behind and falling apart. Aid does not work well in these places but there are things we can and should do because neglect will pose a security nightmare for the world of our children. Paul Collier’s Bottom Billion Theory can be used to criticise all previous grand-theories of development –  modernisation theory ,  dependency theory...
Topics: economic development, poverty, conflict trap, aid, developing country, resource curse, foreign aid,...
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In recent years the question of madness and how to define it has become the centre of a great deal of discussion. This is the question the distinguished French psychologist and philosopher Michel Foucault seeks to answer by studying madness from 1500 to 1800 - from the Middle Ages when insanity was considered part of everyday life and fools and madmen walked the streets, to the point when these people began to be considered a threat, asylums were built for the first time, and a wall was erected...
Topics: madness, civilization, insanity, mental illness, history, philosophy, psychology
In the 1980s and 1990s many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East-Asian economic miracle. Japan was going to dominate, then China. Countries were called ?tigers” or ?mini-dragons,” and were seen as not just development prodigies, but as a unified bloc, culturally and economically similar, and inexorably on the rise. Joe Studwell has spent two decades as a reporter in the region, and The  Financial Times  said he ?should be named chief myth-buster for Asian business.” In ...
Topics: Asia, Economic Development, rich, poor, developing country, developed country
Existing theories of the nature of the state in Western capitalist democracies have been mostly propounded from one of three major theoretical perspectives, each emphasising a particular aspect of the state: the 'pluralist', which emphasises its democratic aspect: the 'managerial', which emphasises its bureaucratic elements: and the 'class', which focuses on its capitalistic aspect. Each of these theoretical perspectives has contributed something to our understanding of the state, but each also...
Topics: capitalism, state, democracy
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Mar 16, 2018 Alexander L. George, Andrew Bennett
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Winner of the 2006 Giovanni Sartori Book Award, given by the American Political Science Association's Qualitative Methods Section.The use of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent years. Many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily on quantitative research and formal models and thus have attempted to develop and refine rigorous methods for using case studies. This text presents a comprehensive...
Topics: case study, theory, social science, methodology
Despite popular belief, American boys tag behind girls in reading and writing ability, and they are less likely to go to college. Our young men are greatly at risk, yet the best-known studies and experts insist that it's girls who are in need of our attention. The highly publicized "girl crisis" has led to many changes in American schools, politics, and parenting...but at what cost? In this provocative book, Christina Hoff Sommers argues that our society has continued to overemphasize...
Topics: Men, Boy, Gender, Feminism, Gender Studies
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Feb 12, 2018 Robert K. Merton
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In 1998 the  International Sociological Association   listed this work as the third most important sociological book of the 20th century.
Topics: Sociology, social theory, social structure, social science, sociological theory
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"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so elegant a style. This collection of papers is, and is likely to remain for a long time, one of the most important books in...
Topics: Sociology, Science, Sociology of science, social science, Sociology of knowledge
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Feb 11, 2018 Weber, Max, 1864-1920; Gerth, Hans Heinrich, 1908-; Mills, C. Wright (Charles Wright), 1916-1962
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Introducing the student to the work of a great sociologist, this book opens with a comprehensive biographical essay on Weber's life and work and includes his essays on science and politics, power, religion, and social structures.
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Originally published separately, Weber's 'Science as a Vocation' and 'Politics as a Vocation' stand as the classic formulations of his positions on two related subjects that go to the heart of his thought: the nature and status of science and its claims to authority; and the nature and status of political claims and the ultimate justification for such claims. Together in this volume, these newly translated lectures offer an ideal point of entry into Weber's central project: understanding how,...
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Have the poor fared best by participating in conventional electoral politics or by engaging in mass defiance and disruption? The authors of the classic Regulating The Poor assess the successes and failures of these two strategies as they examine, in this provocative study, four protest movements of lower-class groups in 20th century America: -- The mobilization of the unemployed during the Great Depression that gave rise to the Workers' Alliance of America -- The industrial strikes that...
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"Wow!  Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say  made me open up and share with my wife parts of myself I didn't even know existed. I've discovered new strengths within myself, and I know our love will be stronger."  --Dom DeLuise, actor and comedian "No book digs deeper than  Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say  to help us discover men's hidden stories. It is a brilliant book."  --Jack Canfield, coauthor of  Chicken Soup for the Soul "An excellent and original guide...
Topics: men, women, men's issues, women's issues, myth, psychology
Max Weber is widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology. Yet whilst his thought is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe or the analysis of modernity, Weber also had a profound scholarly interest in ancient societies and the Near East. The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations —Weber's neglected masterpiece which first appeared in German in 1987 and was reissued in 1909—represents a fascinating and rigorous exercise to...
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Jan 30, 2018 Max Weber
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Considered one of the founders of modern sociology, German sociologist and historian MAX WEBER (1864-1920) long studied the impact of religion on culture-is most famous work is 1905's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism-but he was also renowned as a thinker on economic issues. Here, in this classic collection of lectures first published in English in 1927 and translated by American economist Frank Hyneman Knight (1885-1972), Weber brings his keen and lively sociological eye to the...
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This book, which Foucault himself has judged accurate, is the first to provide a sustained, coherent analysis of Foucault's work as a whole. To demonstrate the sense in which Foucault's work is beyond structuralism and hermeneutics, the authors unfold a careful, analytical exposition of his oeuvre. They argue that during the of Foucault's work became a sustained and largely successful effort to develop a new method—"interpretative analytics"—capable fo explaining both the logic of...
Topics: Structuralism, Post-structuralism, Post-modernism, Hermeneutics, Philosophy, Hermeneutics,...
Recent research undertaken by the Bank and others, suggest that developing countries face substantially higher risks of violent conflict, and poor governance if highly dependent on primary commodities. Revenues from the legal, or illegal exploitation of natural resources have financed devastating conflicts in large numbers of countries across regions. When a conflict erupts, it not only sweeps away decades of painstaking development efforts, but creates costs and consequences-economic, social,...
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Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
Jan 26, 2018 Warren Farrell, Steven Svoboda, James P. Sterba
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Does feminism give a much-needed voice to women in a patriarchal world? Or is the world not really patriarchal? Has feminism begun to level the playing field in a world in which women are more often paid less at work and abused at home? Or are women paid equally for the same work and not abused more at home? Does feminism support equality in education and in the military, or does it discriminate against men by ignoring such issues as male-only draft registration and boys lagging behind in...
Topics: feminism, women, men, men's rights, gender, gender studies, men's rights movement
An incisive look at the global economic crisis, our flawed response, and the implications for the world's future prosperity.The Great Recession, as it has come to be called, has impacted more people worldwide than any crisis since the Great Depression. Flawed government policy and unscrupulous personal and corporate behavior in the United States created the current financial meltdown, which was exported across the globe with devastating consequences. The crisis has sparked an essential debate...
Topics: free market, economics, economics and business, economic science, America
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Jan 10, 2018 Dave Grossman
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Completely revised and updated, a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine. Thereis no bigger or more important issue in America than youth violence. Kids, some as young as ten years old, take up arms with the intention to murder. Why is this happening? Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano believe the root cause is the steady diet of...
Topics: kill, killing, war, violence, psychology, military, soldier, psychiatry, family and relationships
A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled...
Topics: economics, inequality, the 1%, the 99%
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Jan 2, 2018 Eleanor Mannikka
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Angkor Wat, with its magnificent towers silhouetted against the rising sun, is one of the most awe-inspiring architectural visions in the world. The temple was rescued from obscurity in the mid-19th century when French explorers reported seeing great sandstone monuments in the Cambodian jungle. At the turn of the century, as clearing began and the site re-emerged from the surrounding jungle growth, the temple was on its way to becoming recognized around the world as one of our greatest...
Topics: Angkor, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Khmer, archaelogy, astronomy, ancient civilization
How has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter America’s growing problem. With his signature blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice—the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.Gathering his writings for popular outlets including...
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Dec 25, 2017 C. Wright Mills
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First published in 1956, The Power Elite stands as a contemporary classic of social science and social criticism. C. Wright Mills examines and critiques the organization of power in the United States, calling attention to three firmly interlocked prongs of power: the military, corporate, and political elite. The Power Elite can be read as a good account of what was taking place in America at the time it was written, but its underlying question of whether America is as democratic in practice as...
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Dec 23, 2017 Tom Bingham
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'What's wonderful about this book is that it's not a law book; it's for everybody. It explains, clearly, simply, powerfully, to a lay audience what the rule of law means and how important it is to everybody in modern society. Everyone should read this book' SHAMI CHAKRABARTI  'The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior Law Lord, and one of the world's most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes...
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In his best known book,  Why Nations Fail  (2012), coauthored with Robinson, Acemoglu argues that political and economic institutions are the prime factor in economic success and that "development differences across countries are exclusively due to differences in political and economic institutions, and reject other theories that attribute some of the differences to culture, weather, geography or lack of knowledge about the best policies and practices." The book was written for the...
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The Myth of Male Power documents how virtually every society that survived did so by persuading its sons to be disposable—disposable in war, disposable at work—and therefore, indirectly, disposable as dads. Universities teach our children that we live in a patriarchal world controlled by men to benefit men at the expense of women. Dr. Warren Farrell’s The Myth of Male Power says “false”: the world has not been controlled by men, but by the need to survive. By redefining power as...
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In their new TED Book, Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo— leader of the famous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment—and co-author Nikita Duncan suggest that just might be the case. Based on survey responses from 20,000 men, numerous individual interviews and dozens of studies, Zimbardo and Duncan propose that the excessive use of videogames and online porn is creating a generation of shy and risk-adverse guys—who are unable (and unwilling) to navigate the complexities and risks inherent to real-life...
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'Zimbardo has put his finger on a great challenge of the modern era' -  The Sunday Times Masculinity is in meltdown. Young men are failing as never before — academically, socially and sexually. But why? And what needs to be done? Internationally-acclaimed psychologist Philip Zimbardo, and research partner Nikita Coulombe, show how symptoms include excessive gaming and porn use, apathy and drug abuse. They argue that digital technologies create alternative worlds that many boys find less...
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In 2011, Philip Zimbardo gave a TED Talk called “The Demise of Guys,” which has been viewed by over 1.8 million people. A TED eBook short followed that chronicled how in record numbers men are flaming out academically and failing socially and sexually with women. This new book is an expansion of that brief polemic based on Zimbardo’s observations, research, and the survey that was completed by over 20,000 viewers of the original TED Talk. The premise here is that we are facing a...
Topics: man, boy, boy crisis, men's rights, psychology
Avinash Dixit is Emeritus John J.F. Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he offered his popular freshman course in game theory. He is among the world’s leading economists, having made fundamental contributions in several major fields as well as in game theory. He is the author of many books, including Dixit/Nalebuff: Thinking Strategically (Norton, 1991), Dixit/Pindyck: Investment Under Uncertainty (Princeton University Press, 1994), and Dixit/Nalebuff:...
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"To discover who rules, follow the gold." This is the argument of  Golden Rule , a provocative, pungent history of modern American politics. Although the role big money plays in defining political outcomes has long been obvious to ordinary Americans, most pundits and scholars have virtually dismissed this assumption. Even in light of skyrocketing campaign costs, the belief that major financial interests primarily determine who parties nominate and where they stand on the...
Topics: business, economics, election, political party, politics, political science
In this clear and concise volume, author David Chandler provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. Praised by the  Journal of Asian Studies  as an “original contribution, superior to any other existing work,” this acclaimed text has now been completely revised and updated to include material examining the early history of Cambodia, whose famous Angkorean ruins now attract more than one million tourists each year, the death of Pol Pot,...
Topics: Cambodia, history, Khmer, Khmer studies
"This book is stolen. Written in part on stolen time, that is. Because like millions of others who work for a living, I was giving most of my prime time to my employer..." So begins Jeff Schmidt in this riveting book about the world of professional work. Schmidt demonstrates that the workplace is a battleground for the very identity of the individual, as is graduate school, where professionals are trained. He shows that professional work is inherently political, and that professionals...
Topics: social science, education, profession, professional
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Dec 13, 2017 Saveros POU
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Née en 1929 à Phnom Penh, capitale cambodgienne, Saveros Pou a suivi une triple formation d’historienne, d’indianiste et de linguiste à la Sorbonne (Faculté des Lettres, puis l’EPHE). Ancien directeur de recherche au CNRS qu’elle intègre en 1971, elle a enseigné le khmer moderne, puis le vieux khmer et le khmer moyen. Le quatrième volume des  Nouvelles Inscriptions du Cambodge  est sorti en février 2011 aux éditions L’Harmattan (collection Les Introuvables).
Topics: epigraphy, Khmer studies, inscription, Cambodia, archaelogy
In Failure by Design, the Economic Policy Institute's Josh Bivens takes a step back from the acclaimed State of Working America series, building on its wealth of data to relate a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. Bivens explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic economic policy failure since the 1920s. As outlined clearly here, economic growth since the late 1970s has been slow and inequitably...
Topics: economy, political science, economics, political economy, inequality
The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. “Finding Zero” is an adventure filled saga of Amir Aczel’s lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals.
Topics: Mathematics, number zero, zero, Cambodia, Khmer, ancient Cambodia, number, 0
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Dec 11, 2017 Saveros POU
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The first old Khmer language dictionary by Khmer linguist Saveros POU, second edition published by  L' Harmattan include addition to previous edition by Cedoreck in 1992. 
Topics: dictionary, Khmer language, old Khmer, multilingual dictionary, Khmerology, Khmer linguistics,...
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Dec 11, 2017 Gene Sharp
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Gene Sharp's thesis for  his Master of Arts in Sociology in 1951  from  Ohio State University . 
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Topics: nonviolence, nonviolent action, sociology, civil resistance, people power, social movement
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Dec 9, 2017 Michael Vickery
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Cambodia 1975-1982 presents a unique and carefully researched analysis of the Democratic Kampuchea regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge (1975-79) and the early years of the People's Republic of Kampuchea (1979-89). When it was first published in 1984, the book provided one of the few balanced and reasoned voices in a world shocked by media reports of incredible brutality. Now, 15 years later, the book remains unsurpassed as an original historical document bringing a new interpretation based on...
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May Mayko Ebihara (1934–2005) was the first American anthropologist to conduct ethnographic research in Cambodia.  Svay  provides a remarkably detailed picture of individual villagers and of Khmer social structure and kinship, agriculture, politics, and religion. The world Ebihara described would soon be shattered by Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge. Fifty percent of the villagers perished in the reign of terror, including those who had been Ebihara's adoptive parents and grandparents during her...
Topics: anthropology, Cambodia, Khmer, Khmer anthropology, Khmer community, ethnography, dissertation
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Dec 9, 2017 Sharon Erickson Nepstad
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From Gandhi's movement to win Indian independence to the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, an expanding number of citizens have used nonviolent action to win political goals. While such events have captured the public imagination, they have also generated a new surge of scholarly interest in the field of nonviolence and civil resistance studies. Although researchers have produced new empirical data, theories, and insights into the phenomenon of nonviolent struggle, the field is still quite...
Topics: nonviolent struggle, nonviolent action, civil resistance, social movement, nonviolent revolution
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For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results, even in Iran, Burma, the Philippines, and the...
Topics: civil resistance, social movement, nonviolent action, nonviolent struggle, revolution, people power
This new printing is not a newly revised edition, only an enlarged one. The revised edition of 1957 remains intact except that its short introduction has been greatly expanded to appear here as Chapters I and II. The only other changes are technical and minor ones: the correction of typographical errors and amended indexes of subjects and names.
Topics: sociology, social theory, sociological theory
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A Introduction to Karl Marx 
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